An afternoon fire in New York City destroys businesses but no lives are lost
In New York City, an afternoon fire broke out in Pell Street and quickly spread to destroy completely two five-story buildings and damaged several others. Occupants were able to flee safely but one man was injured in the collapse of a wall as firemen fought the blaze. The fire began in the machinery of a textile manufacturing business and damages totaled around $30,000. (By John Osborne)
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 337.